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Reston Zoo

1228 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, VA 22182
703.757.6222
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Ranked #4 of 6 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Zoos
Description: A small zoo with zebras, monkeys, reptiles, lamas, birds, petting zoo, pony rides, wagon rides to see the animals up close, etc.
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St Michaels
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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

And my son, who has two children have their season pass. So they never tire of interacting with the farm and African animals. Very reasonably priced, nice gift shop and the small farm stand is a bonus.

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Beijing, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very accessible and low key. Staff are simply amazing and friendly. Animals are memorable and seemed very happy. Dr.Pepper was the highlight ;-)

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usa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is always a great place for a family day-trip. Just make sure you time it so you get the wagon ride during your visit. The staff is great and always helpful and friendly. The gift shop tends to be a bit overpriced, but the animal feed is worth it if nothing else but to see your kid's reactions when... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had a age range from 63 to 15 months and everyone had a grand time. The place is perfect for little legs. There are a lot of resting areas and shade. The staff is polite and informative. It was the perfect afternoon.

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south carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Terrible customer service not honoring our entertainment book coupons for the kids after we drove 40 minutes to get there. Disappointing.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

if your child is not six yet, two hours of a good time is guaranteed at this park. Prices are too high, but no crowds. Animals are clean and well maintained.

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McLean, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This small zoo is not near other major attractions but well worth the visit. I took my 8 year old granddaughter and both of us were enchanted. The Wagon Ride, on the hour, takes about 25 minutes, is a must. It is included in the price of admission. The wagon takes visitors into an enclosure where many exotic animals roam... More

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Dearborn, Michigan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A special experience for little ones and their accompanying adults. Many opportunities for interactive encounters, bottle feeding baby goats and sheep, kibble feeding for lots of other "farm" animals. Great bird feeding with a handheld seeded stick where birds will land on your hand to eat from the stick. Pony ride is totally tame -one child at a time, led... More

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great zoo with opportunities for up close encounters with the animals. Wagon ride narrated by educated staff. Let us pet the animals and feed them. Can also feed and pet animals in petting barn. And make sure to feed the birds! So much fun. The also have swan-shaped paddle boats for rent on a small lake, but it was hot... More

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Virginia
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212 reviews 212 reviews
44 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Reston zoo is a hard place to define. It certainly doesn't match the National Zoo in DC in terms of number and variety of animals. However, if you take the wagon ride (included in the entry fee) you'll get more up close and personal with the animals than you'll ever get at the National Zoo. Zebras, bison, antelope, watusi... More

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